“There ought to be something very special about the boundary conditions of the universe, and what can be more special than the condition that there is no boundary?” – Stephen Hawking
There is a current debate among cosmologists about the relative merits of considering that the Universe was spontaneously created out of nothing or that it has existed forever. Any conjecture on this topic may have to take into account that our own biological matrix, our linear experience and predisposition towards a cognitive grammar (through which we reflexively and recursively self-validate and ascribe structure or meaning) biases us towards a teleology, an epistemological closure and purpose or logical end-state to these things where none may actually exist or may exist in radically different ways than we generally suppose. A solution deriving that the Universe began from nothing or has existed forever is, under one perspective of logic and material ontology, fundamentally the same solution and fact. To have existed forever is can be a different view on the same fact as to have been created from nothing.
For a Universe to have spontaneously emerged from nothing may be an alternate view on the the same fact as that it has always existed. It is not the logic which fails so much as the implicit (or apparent) boundaries of our own minds.